8o’s fashion research

Brief Intro

8o’s fashion is a very memorable year for its iconic bold and flashy colours. Bright colours where a must or there was always a little bit of monochrome. There were many different styles such as preppy or sporty. The sporty style consisted of a lot of trainers with pulled up socks and skirts for girls or shorts for boys.

The females styles

Some examples of 80’s fashions for females are

Sporty style.

The preppy style is another style which is seen in films like Heather’s and Casual is again bright/bold colours as seen below.

Preppy Style
Casual Style

The male’s style

Some examples of 80’s fashion for males are below

Causal clothing back in the 80’s has had some sort of impact on today’s style as you can see in the picture below some men wear sporty kind jackets like these guys.

Casual style 1.
Casual style 2.

Casual style 3. (Colourful leggings also known as spandex)

The preppy style is my favourite look which normally consist of a blazer or sweater, loafers and some smart pants.

Preppy style which is seen in alot of films such as : The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink or Top Gun

What I like about 80’s fashion

What I love about 80’s fashion is how bright the colours are and how people stand out and really catch your attention, I also love how back in the 80’s you wouldn’t have to really worry about colours clashing like the present day, as I tend to wear a black and white because It’s easier and matches with everything I very rarely wear other colours and if I do there’s bound to be a black or white clothing item somewhere. I love how crazy the outfits are especially the disco themed outfits.

I looked at some catwalks as well for research and this one was my favourite as it shows lots of different types of styles and trends back in the 80’s.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6Rk4enqSPg

Icons of 80’s fashion

There was a lot of Icons for 80’s fashion which inspired a lot the trends and styles. Some examples of these icons are

Mollie Ringwald:

Mollie stared in a lot of 80’s movies and is most well-known for staring in movies such as Pretty in Pink from (1986) or The Breakfast Club (1985). She normally played the role of a pretty/popular high school girl so a lot of girls would definitely look up to Mollie for fashion inspiration.

Miami Vice

I know it’s a TV show but the outfits used in this TV show would have had a big impact on formal and preppy styles of clothing with the bright suit jackets many wealthy men must have brought a similar suit jacket from this TV show. The thing I find interesting is how the detectives are wearing a t-shirt with the pastel jackets and smart trousers as most men in the present day would wear a white or a patterned shirt but I couldn’t tell you the last time I saw a man wearing a suit jacket with a t-shirt.